Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital and trusts.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Andy Randall is the managing partner of the Walkers’ Hong Kong office.Andy's broad offshore law practice spans capital markets transactions, including securitisations, secured note programmes and derivative transactions, asset finance work including shipping and aircraft financing, leveraged acquisition financings, property and project financings. Andy has a strong general corporate and secured lending practice and is routinely instructed by a large number of the world's leading international banks, financial institutions, major public and private companies, transaction arrangers and leading on-shore law firms.
In 1996, Andy joined the Sydney banking and finance practice of Australian law firm, Mallesons Stephen Jaques (more recently, King & Wood Mallesons), specialising in asset and structured finance transactions and taxation law advice. Andy then moved to Hong Kong in early 2002 to join the commercial department of leading Asian law firm, Johnson Stokes & Master (more recently, Mayer Brown JSM) where he continued to specialise in structured finance, asset finance and banking transactions. In 2004 Andy joined Walkers' Hong Kong office and became a partner in the Finance and Corporate Group in 2007. In 2009 Andy became the head of the Finance and Corporate Group in Hong Kong.
Admitted In:Bermuda, Registered Associate British Virgin Islands England and Wales (not practising) New South Wales, Australia (not practising)Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Macquarie University
2022 Asia Business Law Journal’s A-List of Top 50 Offshore Lawyers
2022 Chambers Global - Eminent Practitioner
2022 Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Leading Individual - Managing partner Andy Randall’s broad practice includes capital markets transactions and asset finance work, and he acts for international banks, financial institutions, and major public and private companies.
2022 Chambers Asia Pacific - Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds - Eminent Practitioners
2021 Chambers Asia Pacific - Notable Practitioner - "Andy Randall is well recognised for his capital markets work, regularly advising on secured note issuances, securitisations and derivative transactions. One client considers him to be a 'top-notch practitioner who knows his product area and the market.' "
2021 Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Leading Individual - "The 'personable and charismatic' Andy Randall has 'strong connections throughout the market', and in addition to his managing partner role, also has a broad finance practice, which is one of the core pillars of the firm's offering out of Hong Kong."
2020 Chambers Asia Pacific - 'Andy Randall has extensive knowledge of handling a wide range of offshore capital markets work, including securitisation, secured note programmes and derivatives matters.'
2020 Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Recommended Lawyer - 'Walkers is spearheaded by "exceptional" managing partner Andy Randall, who provides "well-coordinated and highly professional advice" to clients across a broad range of funds, corporate, litigation and finance-related matters.'
2019 Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Recommended Lawyer - "Led by the 'gregarious and extremely hardworking' Andy Randall, the firm's finance offering benefits from 'an unparalleled bench of lawyers and a responsive spirit that makes them hard to beat'. 'The absolute go-to-partner for financial advice in the regional offshore market', Randall covers a wide array of financing matters including structured finance transactions, where he displays 'a substantial amount of experience'."
2019 Chambers Asia Pacific - Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds - Recommended Lawyer - 'Andy Randall is said by one client to be "leading the charge" of the Hong Kong office, eliciting praise for his "good geographical coverage." '
2018 Chambers Global Guide - Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds - A Notable Practitioner
2018 Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Recommended Lawyer
2017 Chambers Asia Pacific - "Andy Randall is a very good, incredibly commercial, excellent lawyer."
2017 Legal 500 Asia Pacific - "Andy Randall ‘always puts clients first’.
2016 Chambers Asia Pacific - "Andy Randall is highlighted for advising on a broad range of capital markets and asset and acquisition finance transactions." 2016 Legal 500 Asia Pacific - "Andy Randall is ‘an excellent relationship partner’." 2016 Who's Who Legal: Transport (Aviation - Finance) Lawyers 2015 Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 - "Andy Randall has significant expertise in capital markets transactions and also offers additional experience in asset finance and secured lending."2015 Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets Lawyers
2015 Who’s Who Legal: Banking Lawyers
2014 Who's Who Legal 100 - Banking and Capital Markets - "In Hong Kong, Andy Randall is a member of the structured products and capital markets team. He is described as a 'corporate specialist' and is highly recommended for his structured finance work."2014 Chambers Asia Pacific - "Managing partner of the Hong Kong office Andy Randall is an esteemed finance lawyer with specialist expertise in capital markets, structured finance and asset finance. One commentator states: 'He's very client-focused – if we ever need him, he will be there for us.'"
2014 Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets Lawyers
2014 Who’s Who Legal: Banking Lawyers
2013 Who’s Who Legal: Banking Lawyers 2013 Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets - Structured Finance Lawyers 2013 Chambers Asia Pacific - "Andy Randall is recognised for his strong capital markets expertise, though asset and structured finance is another forte. He advises on both Cayman Islands and BVI law." 2013 Legal 500 Asia Pacific – "'Sharp and driven' managing partner Andy Randall leads a 'very dynamic' office, which houses a number of standout lawyers."2012 Chambers Asia Pacific - "Andy Randall is singled out for his in-depth knowledge of BVI and Cayman Islands law as well as his maritime law background."2012 Legal 500 Asia Pacific – “Andy Randall is a ‘preeminent offshore lawyer and a pleasure to work with’.”2011 Chambers Asia Pacific – "Andy Randall leads the finance and corporate group, and is 'an extremely user-friendly practitioner who is keenly aware of the importance of deadlines and how they fit into transactions'."2010/2011 Legal 500 Asia Pacific – "Andy Randall is the 'go-to person for complex structured and cross-border finance work', and is named by clients as the 'standout lawyer in the offshore finance and corporate space'."2009/2010 Legal 500 Asia Pacific – "The ‘user friendly’ finance and corporate head Andy Randall ‘gets across issues very quickly’ and clients rate his offshore finance advice as ‘outstanding’."
"Andy Randall is ‘an excellent relationship partner’."
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